nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by t8k, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. t8k

    t8k New Egg

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    Is 4 ft to far off the ground for nesting boxes
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably. "They" say 18 in off the ground and then the roosts need to be higher than the nest boxes. If you put the nest boxes 4 fr off the ground, how high would your roosts be??
     
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I would say yes. Nesting boxes are better located closer to the ground. Some people even have them on the ground.

    Roosts should be higher than your nest boxes or your chickens will sleep in the nest boxes and then you'll have poopy eggs.
     
  4. t8k

    t8k New Egg

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    thanks for the comments im scr**d
     
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    t8k - Why do you think you are messed up?

    Tell us what you've got going and maybe we can help you.
     
  6. t8k

    t8k New Egg

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    well i built an 8ft by 8ft tree fort 6ft off the ground and the bottom 6ft is where I'm building a chicken coop and that's where it all went wrong. its not as bad as i thought i just had to move the nests boxes down inside the roosting area. wish i knew how to post some pics. though.
     
  7. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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  8. professor-yellow

    professor-yellow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my nest boxes right on the floor. Never poop in the straw and always clean eggs.
     
  9. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Quote:Ours sit directly on the floor too. The only poopy nest box is the Silkies coop and they tend to defy every chicken "rule" that was ever written. [​IMG] But they are DH's favorite and DH let's me have/do pretty much everything chicken, so I just clean that box out more often. [​IMG]


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